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Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems

Reflections on the discovery space for a large ultraviolet-visible telescope: inputs from the European-led EUVO exercise
Author(s): Ana I. Gómez de Castro; Boris Gänsicke; Coralie Neiner; Martin A. Barstow
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Paper Abstract

The solutions to a number of astrophysical problems require access to the ultraviolet, optical, and infrared from space-based facilities, with capabilities beyond those available with Hubble Space Telescope or James Webb Space Telescope. A large ultraviolet-optical-infrared telescope will need to have a large collecting area and milliarcsecond angular resolution capabilities plus highly efficient instruments, providing a revolutionary enhancement in capability. During 2013, the European astronomical community was involved in an exercise to outline the big science that could be achieved with such a facility; the proposal was called EUVO (as per European Ultraviolet-Visible Observatory). Inspired by that work, we describe a proposal on future science and instrumentation to be carried out with a 10-m class telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 November 2016
PDF: 7 pages
J. Astron. Telesc. Instrum. Syst. 2(4) 041215 doi: 10.1117/1.JATIS.2.4.041215
Published in: Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems Volume 2, Issue 4
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Ana I. Gómez de Castro, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Boris Gänsicke, The Univ. of Warwick (United Kingdom)
Coralie Neiner, PSL Research Univ. (France)
Martin A. Barstow, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)

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